A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Deselect text using keyboard shortcut or prevent selection of word/link on right click

I often copy links in Chrome with the context menu, to paste into a chat window (Adium). This process selects the link on copy. When I cmd+tab back to my browser window, the text is still selected and ...
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Where is the Replace/With list stored?

This list, the one accessed by System Preferences/Keyboard/Text, vanished when I updated to 10.9.2 (it survived the initial update to Mavericks). I do a lot of writing for the sciences, and I've spent ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not executing service

I have a custom keyboard shortcut created for a finder service to compress selected files. However despite working once or twice when I first created it, it has no effect now. The service works ...
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Bluetooth keyboard always wants to pair

I have a MacBook Air in my office that prompts to pair to a BlueTooth keyboard every 5-10 seconds. I turned BlueTooth off/on. Made sure it is not discoverable. Restarted. Run updates. Reset PRAM. ...
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Parallels, Mac and windows using US International keyboard

I am currently using Windows 8.1 in parallels under Mac OS X Mavericks. On both Mac and Windows I use US International since I need the special danish chars æ, ø and å. These chars are placed ...
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Can't find ⌃ symbol in keyboard

I'm working in xcode and under editor>estructure there is a "re-indent" feature with this shortcut: ⌃l It sound really stupid, but I just moved from windows and for my life's sale I cannot figure ...
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Is there a way to save your custom keyboard shortcuts in a config file?

Is there a way to save my custom keyboard shortcuts in a config file? The reason i want this is so i can put that config file in the cloud (using git, dropbox, ...) and link this file on each os x ...
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Faster than cmd+Tab way for app switching?

Is there a faster way to switch between currently-open applications on the Mac than using cmd+Tab/cmd+Shift+Tab? I tend to have a lot of different apps open at a time and I have to keep switching ...
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Can't bookmark a page in Firefox

I haven't been able to bookmark a page using keyboard shortcut command + D or star icon in the address bar for about a month. At first, I assumed this shortcut might've been removed in upgrade to ...
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Keystroke commands for open recent

I want to set a keystroke command (Mountain Lion) to trigger the common File menu's Open Recent option. I've tried the System Preferences => Application Shortcuts => Keyboard Shortcuts. My shortcuts ...
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keyboard shortcut to jump to the non-whitespace first character in a line

control-a is pretty close - it moves the character to the first column. command-left does too. if my keyboard had a home key this would likely move the cursor there, but it doesn't. similar to this ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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Backlit keyboard is OFF after recovering from clamshell mode

My keyboard backlit is ON while I'm working with my Macbook Pro with an HDTV connected as external display. However if I close the lid to enter clamshell mode and then open the lid again, I notice ...
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How to Page Up/Down on Anker Bluetooth Keyboard?

I've got the Anker Bluetooth keyboard and I'm using it with my Macbook Pro. I used to press Fn+<Arrow Up> to do a page up, but that doesn't seem to happen with this keyboard. Does anyone know ...
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Both: Key Repeat & Press and Hold

Is it possible to use both the Key Repeat & the Press and Hold functionality in OS X Mavericks? How? I write in English, French and German on a Macbook's US keyboard often. I really like the ...
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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to allow opening unsigned pkg file?

I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts rather than the mouse. Is there a a way to define a keyboard shortcut equivalent to Right-Clicking a pkg file and choosing "Open", which warns about opening an ...
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Can you switch the top case and keyboard to a different language?

I really regret not getting a CTO 2012 macbook pro before they went to the retina only. I was wanting a different keyboard on a MacBook Pro that has an nvidia 650 GPU and a 1680x1050 monitor. Once ...
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Keyboard shortcut to CLI executable

I have a couple CLI utilities I would like to map to key combinations. The scripts take no parameters, I merely need to invoke them. I've seen how to create keyboard shortcuts to apps, but can I ...
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How to swap windows using JIS keyboard

I have got a JIS keyboard layout recently, I always swap between windows using command + ` , now I have no idea how to do it. Here is the layouts of two found on the internet. JIS and US keyboard ...
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Aliases in Alfred: Keyword -> Open a specific folder in finder

I would like to define aliases (keywords) in Alfred so that by typing keyboard followed by RET, it opens a pre-specified folder in Finder. For example: p1 could be an alias for "project_1" that lives ...
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Enhancement for switching inside a program on OS X

Is there any software or tool that can give ⌘+` a visual interface just like ⌘+tab does?
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command-delete key remapping

I have remapped one of my top-left keys ( ~`) to the backward-delete key (⌫) . However the command-delete shortcut (⌘⌫) to "move to trash" works only on the original ⌫ key but not on the remapped key. ...
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Deleting an Entire Line Moving Forward Shortcut

I'd simply like to know how to delete an entire line moving forward opposite of deleting an entire line backwards (cmd + delete). I know to delete individual characters moving forwards is fn + delete ...
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Haswell 15" MBP, Win7 x64, no trackpad or keyboard

I've seen quite a few threads about this around the interwebs, but no solutions. I'm migrating from a 2012 15" rMBP to a new (as of yesterday) 15" rMBP, and am having issues with Win7 x64. I used ...
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Are there any 'educational games and/or tools', that mainly focus on easily teaching and familiarizing the user with typing (10 finger) on a keyboard

I am looking for a game and/or tool (either one is fine, as long as it serves the educational purpose of teaching) the user/starter, to get used to type on a keyboard, then later advances their speed ...
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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Is it possible to define a timeout on dead keys on OSX Mavericks?

When you press a dead key such as an accentuation key, OSX will wait indefinitely until you press another key. I want that, instead, if you don't press the second key fast enough, it will just ignore ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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If a Finder window is opened while another Finder window exists, cmd+w will exit to the other Finder window, not previous app I am working on

Example 1: Suppose I open up a Finder window, then I start to browse in Chrome. After a while I forgot there is already a Finder instance, and open up a new Finder window. Upon hitting ⌘+w to close ...
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Is there any Mac OS X software I could use to learn keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I saw a program on Windows that helped the user learn keyboard shortcuts in various applications by reminding there is a shortcut every time he used a mouse to particular task. Is there some similar ...
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Mabook Air Ambiant Light Sensor not working

I have the late 2013 version of the Macbook Air, I don't know how the ambient light sensor should behave, I think the keyboard light should automatically led up when the ambient light is too low, and ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard?

I have a new Late 2013 rMBP and a Mid 2011 iMac. I want to use the iMac in Target Display Mode so I can operate it as a second monitor for the laptop. I have two questions: I can easily turn on TDM ...
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Does OSX Mavericks Have an Equivalent to the F11 Show/Hide Shortcut in Snow Leopard?

In OSX Snow Leopard, one can push all of the open windows to the side of the screen (revealing the desktop) by pressing F11. Further, by pressing F11 again, all of the windows are returned to their ...
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Forward slash doesn't work when in terminal… works in every other application

I'm trying to use terminal and in every tab I open, when I try to change directory such as cd / I get a beep and am unable to type the character. I am on the same computer and am able to ...
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Where's the US-International keyboard on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)?

On my old MacBook Pro, I mostly used the US-International keyboard, which used the Opt key to switch to a large set of markings. On my new MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), I can't find it. ...
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Unmap key combinations in KeyRemap4Macbook

This is a follow up to How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?. The answers to that question are a huge timesavers for OSX RDC users; however, there are some key ...
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How can I determine why keyboard response is intermittently very slow with large display?

I'm using a Seiki 4k display model SE39UY04 connected via HDMI with a Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 MacBook Pro at 3840x2160 @ 30 Hz running Mavericks. I've noticed that with the laptop closed and only ...
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How can I rotate my images directly from the finder?

I would like to rotate my images directly from the Finder. The best would be one of these: a button to click in the menu bar of every Finder's window a button to click in Quicklook But, if it ...
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Censor bleep keyboard shortcut

I want the censor beep that you hear on TV to play continuously as a system sound when I hold down F12 on my MacBook. I make screen recordings for YouTube videos. Because I have brothers and sisters ...
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Mac OS word delimiter character settings

I seem to remember seeing a tip once where there was a setting in System Preferences where you can define "programming" as a language or something so that double-clicking on a hyphenated word selects ...
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Can't use Alt+N in Terminal

I installed Zsh the other day but didn't like it so I promptly removed it. Since doing so however I'm no longer able to type alt+n to get a ~ character, whilst it works everywhere else. Yes, I know I ...
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How can I set a shortcut to close the window of TotalTerminal

TotalTerminal is great. But, if it is not the active application, in order to close its window, I have to enter again the application. Is it possible to set a shortcut to close the window of ...
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Is there a way to add a hardware keyboard layout with F1, F2, F3… keys on the iPad Air?

I'm using TinyTerm ITX on the iPad Air to access our ERP software in Wyse60 mode. Some keys are not functioning properly, but for the most part usable. On various Bluetooth keyboards, the Fn-F1, ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Chrome tab switching keys flipped in Hebrew input mode

I am using Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.102 on OSX 10.9.1. The system inerface is English, with Hebrew as an additional input language. In Chrome, ⌘+shift+[ moves one tab to the left and ⌘+shift+] ...
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Open terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I am using Alfred and hence I don't have any use for the Cmd+Space keyboard shortcut. I want to invoke terminal using that shortcut. Just like in Ubuntu, when you press Ctrl+Alt+T, is there a way to ...
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iPad Air - How to type exclamation point from the exclamation/comma key

This has been bugging me for a while. While I see the exclamation point in the exclamation/comma key, there is no way to make that key type the exclamation point. What I am able to do with the key is ...
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Left Side Option key not working on Macbook Pro

I recently bought a second hand 2010 MacBook Pro. Just discovered that the Left sided 'Option' key is not working. I have no comeback on this so trying to determine if I can either fix it myself or do ...